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100 Fantasy Football Tips in 100 Days, Day 80: Week 4 DraftKings Values

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At DraftKings, I posted some analysis on both quarterbacks and wide receivers. Here’s a look at five mid-priced QB options:

Five Mid-Priced Quarterbacks

Kirk Cousins, Washington vs NY Giants, $8200 – Coming off of his demolition of the Eagles’ secondary, Cousins would figure to be a hot commodity heading into Week 4 against the Giants. The only thing that could drive down his usage is the price tag; at $8200, he’s actually tied for the fourth-most expensive quarterback on the site. You read that correctly.

Is Cousins worth the price tag? It’s tough to say, but the fact that he’s so expensive means you can probably roster him against the league’s sixth-worst pass defense and not run into super high usage.

Matthew Stafford, Detroit at NY Jets, $8000 – I really can’t figure out why Stafford is priced below Cousins while facing the Jets. Yes, he has struggled the past two games, but one was against the stout Panthers defense and the other…well he just sucked in the other.

Still, the Jets’ pass defense has been horrific this year. Give an extra boost to the Stafford/Megatron pairing if Dee Milliner doesn’t play again in Week 4.

Nick Foles, Philadelphia at San Francisco, $8000 – Seeing the San Francisco defense might scare away some people, but this isn’t a bad matchup for Foles. For me, this one is going to come down to weather. I tend to fade quarterbacks who are playing in windy conditions.

Net YPA By Wind Speed

Check the weather on Sunday and, if you like Foles, feel free to roster him with anything less than 15mph winds.

Philip Rivers, San Diego vs Jacksonville, $7700 – Rivers has been really effective over the past two weeks, and he has a 6/1 touchdown-to-interception ratio this season. The Jags defense has gotten torched by Philly, Washington, and Indy this season.

My only concern with Rivers is usage. I think he’s fine as a cash play, but the possibility of San Diego getting up early with some Donald Brown scores—because really, how much longer can Eddie Royal keep scoring red zone touchdowns?—means that Rivers might have a relatively low ceiling in this one.

Colin Kaepernick, San Francisco vs Philadelphia, $7600 – The Eagles defense is poor, but they’re also typically on the field for a lot of plays because the offense is so up-tempo, leading to more snaps for both squads. More snaps means more fantasy points.

The risk with Kaepernick is that he doesn’t throw the ball a lot, but that probably won’t be the case in this one. With expected heavy usage, I like Kaepernick to return value this week. He has been giving fantasy owners points on the ground, too, with 118 rushing yards on 22 carries in the past two games.

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